Grant ID RR240005
Awarded On November 15, 2023
Title Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Program CPRIT Scholar
Award Mechanism Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Institution/Organization Rice University
Principal Investigator/Program Director Christina Tringides
Cancer Sites Brain and Other Nervous System
Contracted Amount $1,990,000
Summary of Goals and Objectives

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a devastating brain cancer with an extremely low probability of patient survival. In the clinic, the priority is to surgically remove as much tumor as possible while preserving critical functions, such as language production and movement. An implantable electrode grid called an electrocorticogram (ECoG) is placed on the brain surface to record electrical signatures which allow neurosurgeons to identify and avoid critical brain areas during surgery. However, existing ECoG grids are made of materials that are rigid and cannot conform to the 3D architecture of the brain. This leads to frequent repositioning of the grid, limited recording quality, and compression...

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